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2019 Mason Conversation

5 August 2019
5:45pm - 7:30pm
Banco Court, Level 13, Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip Street Sydney
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The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW presents the 2019 Mason Conversation

The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC in conversation with Professor George Williams AO, Dean UNSW Law.

About the speaker:

The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC is a former justice of the High Court of Australia.

McHugh was first admitted to the New South Wales Bar back in 1961. He was appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1973 and was Vice President of the New South Wales Bar Association, 1978–81, and later as President, 1981–83. He was appointed as a Judge of Appeal of the New South Wales Court of Appeal on 30 October 1984.

McHugh was appointed as a judge of the High Court in February 1989. He held this position until October 2005, and was the Acting Chief Justice for various periods between 1999-2005.

After he retired from the High Court, McHugh was appointed as one of the Non-Permanent Justices of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, a position also held by Sir Anthony Mason.

McHugh currently practises as an independent mediator and arbitrator at Eleven Wentworth in Sydney.

Doors open at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start.

The talk will be followed by a short networking reception.

This event is free to attend.